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French Master

The Hoodie of the Future


The Hoodie of the Future

British clothier Vollebak makes garments for today’s superhero.

A Classic Martini

Wine and Spirits

A Classic Martini

A drink from New York City’s Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel

Sohm looks at the color and how fine the mousse is — the fine streams of bubbles — a sign of great quality.

Wine and Spirits

How to Drink Grower Champagne

Legendary sommelier Aldo Sohm on rarer bubbles.

Of the scores of French artists who took up the nascent medium of photography in the 1850s, turning it from a scientific phenomenon into an artistic endeavor, Gustave Le Gray was the most darkly romantic and perhaps the most original. His earliest pictures on paper—"heliographs" he would have called them, in the manner of the day—were of ancient oaks and gnarled beeches in the Forest of Fontainebleau, outside Paris. He went on to gain fame for his brilliant seascapes in Normandy and in Sète, on the Mediterranean: No other painter or photographer of his time so sublimely captured the natural convergence of earth, air, water, and light. Gustave Le Gray: Photographer, surprisingly the first full retrospective of the artist's work, opens July 9 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, in Los Angeles.


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